Commission for Ethics in Research

In 2019, the Bundeswehr Medical Academy has appointed a Commission for Ethics in security-related Research for the three research institutes for medical NBC protection. The Commission provides guidance and assistance to researchers of the departmental research institutes in the area of conflict between scientific freedom and scientific responsibility. Risks in research primarily result from misusing research outcome (knowledge, products and technologies) for harmful purposes (Dual-Use Research of Concern). These risks can only be covered to a limited extent by legal regulations.

The commission aims to sensitise scientists to ethical issues and encourage them to actively consider these aspects in their project planning.